A major component of ergonomics is the development of industry-specific and task-specific guidelines to reduce and prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These voluntary guidelines are tools to assist employers in recognizing and controlling ergonomics-related risk factors. Employers in other industries for which guidelines have not been developed may find useful information in these guidelines for implementing their own ergonomic programs.
Current Ergonomics Guidelines
OSHA issued the ergonomic guidelines for the shipyards industry on February 28, 2008.
OSHA issued the ergonomic guidelines for the poultry processing industry on September 2, 2004.
OSHA issued the ergonomic guidelines for the retail grocery stores industry on May 28, 2004.
OSHA issued the ergonomic guidelines for the nursing home industry on March 13, 2003. The document was updated on September 12, 2005.
Previously Completed Ergonomic Guidelines
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